Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application Process

Deadline for Grant/Scholarships:

The Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application is now closed for students applying to eligible programs that start in 2024-2025 academic year. The deadline for grant/scholarship aid was January 8th, which is BEFORE you will learn of your admissions decision. Applying for grant/scholarship aid has no impact on your admissions decision.

Please be aware, this will be your only opportunity to apply for grant/scholarship aid, even if you are applying to a multi-year program. There is no option to apply or reapply for grant/scholarship aid in future years.

Applicants in the following programs are not eligible to apply for institutional grants/scholarships.

PhD and Harvard Chan Dual/Joint Degree Applicants should view the information below.

Grant/Scholarship Eligibility

We encourage all applicants (domestic, international, and undocumented) in eligible degree programs to complete our grant/scholarship application regardless of their level of financial need. Harvard employees eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) are ineligible for additional grant/scholarship.

Eligible Programs

Master of Science-42.5 credits (SM-42.5) Master of Public Health-45 credits (MPH-45) Residential
Master of Science-60 credits (SM-60) Master of Public Health-65 credits (MPH-65)
Master of Science-80 credits (SM-80) Master of Public Health-Generalist (MPH-GEN)
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Master of Public Health in Epidemiology On-line/On-campus (MPH-EPI)

Non-eligible Programs

Students in these programs are not eligible to apply for grant/scholarships. Private student loans are a financing option for these students.

 Master of Science (SM42.5)-Summer-Only Master in Health Care Management (MHCM)
Master of Public Health (MPH45)-Summer-Focused Non-degree

Harvard Chan Dual/Joint Degree Programs

PhD Programs

PhD programs do not apply for financial aid through our office and should contact the Harvard Kenneth C. Griffin Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with any questions.

Application Process: Deadline January 8th

    • Complete the Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application when you receive email communication with the subject line Harvard Chan – OFA – MyFinaid Access.
        • Please contact our office if you have not received this email by December 15.
        • The Harvard Chan Grant/Scholarship Application is a short application and no documentation needs to be submitted with it. It will ask some general questions and then specific financial questions about your current financial situation (2023 earnings, etc.).
    • Domestic students (defined as: U.S. Citizens, U.S. Permanent Residents, Citizens of Freely Associated States, Refugees, and Persons Granted Asylum) are strongly encouraged to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the January 15th.
        • Students in programs ineligible for Federal Aid should not complete the FAFSA.
        • The FAFSA is available starting January 1st for the 2024-2025 academic year.
        • Although the FAFSA will not impact your grant/scholarship application, it will help us to provide a complete financial aid information at the time of admission.
        • Our Federal School Code is E00214 (select Harvard University School of Public Health).
        • NOTE: Due to significant federal changes to the FASFA, we will not receive your FAFSA results until the end of January. However, in order for us to receive your FAFSA in a timely fashion, it is important that the FAFSA be submitted no later than January 15th.